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India's Shubhankar Sharma best putter as Wallace pips Johnston to clinch the Hero Indian Open

Asian Tour
Posted by Admin 11 Mar 2018

India’s current poster boy of Golf Shubhankar Sharma might not have won the tournament but he has certainly won a lot of hearts with his stunning performance at the Hero Indian Open that concluded on Sunday.


While Matt Wallace of England defeated compatriot Andrew Johnston at the first playoff hole to win the US$1.75 million Hero Indian Open, Sharma earned the distinction of the best putter in the tournament. Over four days, he averaged 1.51 putts per hole.



Matt Wallace wins indian Open




Shubhankar has been phenomenal: Wallace




Shubhankar sharma




Hero Indian Open champion Matt Wallace was all praise for Sharma, saying he has the game and temperament to go a long way.


"For him to achieve all the things he has done, he has been phenomenal. He has got so much talent and the things that he has done in the last couple of months have been phenomenal," Wallace said.




A throwback to the wonderful 3 days that was….




We bring you a throwback to the awesome moments of all the three days that we have captured through our lens exclusively!



Graeme Storm loves feasting on Indian curries!  




Graeme Storm loves Indian curries



English Pro Golfer Graeme Storm is in love with Indian food and this is not just limited to non-vegetarian fare. When caught up with him for a quick chat, he enthused, “This is my 4th visit to India and I love the weather here. I am a hard-core epicurean and you’ll be surprised, I thoroughly enjoy the culinary delights of India especially the spicy curries. They are just awesome!”





When Gaganjeet’s better half came to cheer for him!



Naureen, wife of Gaganjeet Bhullar



We caught up with Gaganjeet’s Bhullar newly wedded wife Naureen Sandhu, a lawyer by profession, who came to cheer for the ace Golfer. She came up with an interesting revelation. “I played Golf when I was in my school and I found it quite an interesting one. However, I was more focused on my studies, so Golf did not happen as a career,” shared Naureen.


 Quiz her more on Gaganjeet and she says with a smile, “I love the way he focuses both at his game and his home and he knows to strike a great balance. Only a few have the ability to do that.”




No life without Golf,’ says Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee



Thongchai Jaidee at DLF Golf and country club



Talk about Thailand's ace golfer Thongchai Jaidee and one thing comes to your mind - He's the alpha male of the Golfing circuit. When we caught up with him, he shared, “No life without Golf. Without Golf, I don’t know what I can do. I feel aimless.” Talking about playing in India, he shared as he signed off, “It’s always amazing to play in this beautiful country. I love the golf courses and love interacting with the people here.”



When Golf is a part of school curriculum!  



Golf as a part of school curriculum



What happens when all the age groups come together to witness the magic of Golf? The result is a heady mix of some ‘feel-good’ factor and a bountiful of raw energy.


It was heartening to see kid Golf lovers from Scottish High International School making a beeline to watch their fave players tee off. Ankita, one of the teachers, explained, “We have introduced Golf as a part of our curriculum and we encourage youngsters to try the sport. Our golf curriculum is focused on making the experience of golf for children fun and educational.”




‘Great to play here’, says Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn



Thomas Bjorn



When caught up with Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn, who captained Team Europe for the Eurasia Cup, for a quick interaction, he enthused, “It’s a bright, sunny day and it’s great to tee off amidst the beautiful golf courses and beautiful people. I am looking forward to playing a good game here.”





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